Friday, 29 August 2008
Here are just a few of Gavin Thomson's designs spotted on a London street recently. www.gavinthomsondesign.com
Our personal favourite - the Giraffe!
Thursday, 28 August 2008
Friday, 22 August 2008
Lewisham council have now agreed to pay the remaining £160 which is great news. It will take 4-6 weeks to arrive.
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
A big thank you to Pete Pattisson, Liberal Democrat councillor for Whitefoot Ward in Lewisham. He came to our planting day at HOP station and we took him to see the fly tipping trouble spot on the corner of Grierson Road. Pete took up our complaint directly with the Head of Environment at Lewisham.
The good news is that commercial waste customers will only have their bins out the night before collection and other flats will store thir bins at the rear of the property. Regular inspections are promised so hopefully no more fly tipping, smelly overflowing commercial bins.
Living on clean attractive streets is important to all of us and is not about which political party you represent.
Sunday, 10 August 2008
This is how lovely and clean it looked at lunchtime today 100808
It's taken us a few weeks but we have succeeded in getting this area cleared up. Over recent weeks we have invited our MP Joan Ruddock, Lewisham Town Centre Manager and the Enviroment department to come and take a look for themselves at the continual problem of shop and residential waste left outside the Old Bank.
Thank you for listening to us - we appreciate it.
Friday, 8 August 2008
Spread the word!
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
Monday, 4 August 2008
Thank you to everyone who has donated in the last 5 days. We have raised an impressive £216. I shall be approaching the local businesses soon too and have asked Lewisham to match whatever we raise.
Survey coming soon
Next steps - a survey to all our members - now 23 in total. A link to the survey results will be made available to our 3 local councillors and MP Joan Ruddock. We need to have our say on how we want to improve the local area and how we think the £10,000 Crofton Ward locality fund should be spent.
Sunday, 3 August 2008
The chair of Brockley Rise Resident's association extends his support to us and made a very generous personal donation - thank you! He thinks Lewisham should match what we collect?
What do you think?
We now have a grand total of £127 in just 4 days.
When Brockley X Action Group told me they collected £1500 in their kick off collection I thought wow that's a huge amount but the people of Crofton Park Ward are proving just as keen for action
Saturday, 2 August 2008
Friday, 1 August 2008
John Thompson from Greenscene has promised more planters next spring and a big planter soon.
Waste management still a big problem - outside Old Bank restaurant yesterday
The area outside the Old Bank restaurant is still a foul smelling eyesore with rubbish dumped there almost daily and now dogs are joining in and adding their poo! Local residents see this as a big problem and raised it at the local Crofton Ward assembly meeting and are raising it on our HOPAG feedback forms.
The local recycling manager has promised a green recycling bin near the station so this should help with the litter. We would like a black and white moo moo bin as they make an attractive well designed impact - but these cost around £300. So we are applying for funding from the localities fund.But we have yet to find a long term solution to the above problem area. We will continue to put pressure on Lewisham to sort this foul smelling eyesore out.